My family stayed at the Gateway many times when I was a child (in the late 80's) and it was a very decent clean place (back then it still had a pool which has since been filled in ...and I honestly cannot imagine why a motel would get rid of a POOL). After a very long hiatus of more than 20 years my family went back to the Gateway out of nostalgia ....dear God they were right when they said "you can never go home again". The place is FILTHY and the furniture AND mattresses....sheets...blankets....pillows....are the SAME as they were in 1987 (and probably the same as they were in 1977). Dead bugs were everywhere ....stains (I don't want to know from what or who) were on the walls next to the beds ....the only lock on the door was a button you pushed in on the doorknob..which unnerved me because the cleaning guy saw us check in and then let himself into the room to ask if we needed anything and then let himself in AGAIN at 11pm to check back (he then cornered me outside trying to make me give him his tips right then in advance). We decided to get another room somewhere else but ...it being track season...there were no vacancies. So since we were stuck 200 miles from home we went to the mall and bought our own sheets...blankets to put between the filthy mattresses and our sheets...new blankets to put on ourselves and new pillows and pillow cases ....along with a few big cans of Lysol spray for the whole damn room...and we managed for two nights (with one person sleeping in a chair in front of the door because we didn't trust that the creepy cleaning man wasnt going to come in the room in the middle of the night...and no I am not exaggerating in the LEAST). The owner is rude and dismissive and the place is run like a flop house.I do know it has the same ownership as when I was a child ...but obviously something must have caused her management of the place to go downhill tremendously! To sum it up this is a FILTHY...HORRIBLE...honestly FRIGHTENING place to stay. Seriously sleep in your car before you consider the Gateway...and if you don't have a car then consider sleeping in the woods...it will be cleaner!